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The Best TV of 2020

Updated January 8, 2021

TV and streaming series and movies have performed an enormous service this year in providing some much-needed escapism in a world crippled by a health crisis. That so many viewers latched on to Netflix docuseries Tiger King for that escapism earlier this year is one of the most startling developments in this extraordinary time.

To help viewers confined to their homes this year navigate the latest offerings, we compiled all of the Certified Fresh TV and streaming shows that premiered in 2020 — series that are Fresh with at least 20 critics reviews (five of those being from Top Critics). Below is the list of the best 2020 TV shows, according to critics. They are ranked from those that were Certified Fresh at 75% or above — a few of which subsequently fell below that threshold (titles lose their Certified Fresh designation if they drop below 70%) — to the newest members of Rotten Tomatoes’ 100% Club, an enviable group whose members have gotten a positive review from every critic who’s seen them.

How we break ties: Seasons that have the same score are then ranked by the overall number of reviews (season only or season and episodic scores together where episodic reviews can be counted). Ties between seasons with the same score and the same number of reviews are broken by the average rating out of 10 found under “See Score Details” link beneath their Tomatometer scores on each season’s page.

Read on to find out which unexpected title took the top spot with the most reviews on a 100% rating.

Did your favorite show of 2020 not make the list of the best-reviewed TV of the year? Tell us about your picks in the comments!

Updated: list ranking updated to reflect scores changing on new reviews added

#129
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Critics Consensus: Bristling with imagination and otherworldly imagery, Raised by Wolves is a bloody exploration of artificial intelligence and religious belief that will stimulate the eye and mind -- if not the heart.


Westworld: Season 3 (2020)
73%

#127
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Westworld successfully reboots itself by broadening its scope while tightening its storytelling clarity -- although some may feel that the soul has been stripped from this machine in the process.

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Critics Consensus: I Know This Much is True's relentlessly grim plotting makes it a difficult watch, but the strength of Mark Ruffalo's dual performances is enough to make it a dark tale worth tuning into.

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Critics Consensus: When the Streetlights Go On takes itself a little too seriously, but strong writing, an impressive cast, and most importantly, an intriguing mystery more than make up for it.
Starring: Chosen Jacobs
Directed By: Eddie O'Keefe

#124
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The pacing isn't always on point, but between a spectacularly strange premise and Titus Burgess, Dishmantled is a messy delight.

#123
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it takes on one too many side quests on its journey through video game history, High Score has enough nostalgia to entertain players of all ages.
Starring: Charles Martinet

#122
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Little Voice's earnest tune is a little too familiar, but a winsome cast led by Brittany O'Grady and catchy music from Sara Bareilles make for a breezy summer binge.

#121
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though After Life's second season struggles to affirm its existence, it's a solid entry for anyone aching for a little more contemplative gallows humor.
Directed By: Duncan Hayes

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though City of Angels' host of interesting characters would be better served if there were fewer of them, twisty plotting and superb performances are bound to satisfy Penny Dreadful devotees.

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Critics Consensus: Though it hits the occasional sour note, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist manages to carry a pretty enjoyable tune, thanks in large part to the always charming Jane Levy.

#118
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: It may not be as laugh-out-loud funny as Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's previous collaborations, but Truth Seekers is genuinely eerie, balancing out its silly sensibilities with creeping terror and a scary talented cast.

#117
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though the intended grade isn't always clear, Saved By The Bell's capable cast of newcomers make Bayside's halls their own in a reboot that's smart, self-aware, and seriously funny.

Woke: Season 1 (2020)
74%

#116
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Woke's first season doesn't quite know what it wants to say about racism in America, its solid ensemble - led by a well-cast Lamorne Morris - and some surreal silliness make it a messy conversation worth watching.

#115
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Brimming with top notch performances and dripping in style, Perry Mason's compelling mystery mostly makes up for its messy storytelling.
Directed By: Tim Van Patten

Industry: Season 1 (2020)
76%

#114
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Industry's social critiques tend toward the superficial, sharp writing and an excellent ensemble make it easy to enjoy its soapy workplace drama anyway.

#113
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Undoing is a beautifully shot mystery that benefits greatly from Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant's performances - if only its story was as strong as its star power.
Directed By: Susanne Bier

The Vow: Season 1 (2020)
75%

#112
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though The Vow's scope at times exceeds its reach, its empathetic approach to unpacking NXIVM's manipulations and the consequences therein make for necessary, difficult viewing.
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#111
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Charming and chaotic, if slightly too caustic, Animaniacs is a delightful revitalization of a beloved series that's fun enough to make up for any early fumbles.

#110
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With a sufficiently arresting atmosphere and captivating performances from stars Jude Law and Naomie Harris, The Third Day is an intriguing - if overly familiar - addition to the folk-horror genre.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Little Fires Everywhere at times plays it too safe, sparks fly when it lets well-matched leads Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon dig into the difficult questions it does dare to ask.

#108
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Doctor Who's twelfth outing adds welcome nuances to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and some scary new layers of horror to some of the series' most terrifying villains.

#107
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Briarpatch's ambiance is at times more intriguing than the simmering mystery at its center, but a captivating Rosario Dawson and surreal setting ensure it's never less than watchable.
Directed By: Sam Esmail

#106
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though The Pale Horse bristles with brutal thrills, it's convoluted mystery at times sedates the suspenseful proceedings.
Starring: Rufus Sewell
Directed By: Sarah Phelps

Hightown: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#105
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Monica Raymund's charms rise above any formulaic tendencies in Hightown's highly entertaining first season.

Pure: Season 1 (2019)
82%

#104
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Pure sidesteps the seedy pratfalls of its ribald premise to instead compassionately explore the complications of compulsion, shame, and struggling to make sense of oneself.
Directed By: Roanna Benn, Aneil Karia

#103
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Home Before Dark's central mystery is more intriguing than its mawkish writing lets on, but Brooklyn Prince's fiercely dedicated performance more than makes up for any narrative shortcomings.

#102
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If Killing Eve's third season doesn't cut quite as deep, it's still a fiendishly delightful showcase for Jodi Comer and Sandra Oh's killer chemistry.

Run: Season 1 (2020)
81%

#101
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it can't always sustain its frenetic pace, Run's sharp subversions of romcom clichés are never less than entertaining thanks to Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson's electrifying performances.

Hillary: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#100
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Hillary faces the impossible task of consolidating a full life into four hours -- still, it serves as an insightful, often powerful exploration of Hillary Clinton's life and legacy.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Nora From Queens showcases Awkwafina's charming brashness and surrounds her with an equally delightful cast -- especially scene stealer Lori Tan Chinn -- but it could stand to walk a less familiar comedic beat.

#98
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Stateless has great performances and good intentions, but its harrowing real-life tale is undermined by its underdeveloped characterization of the refugee experience.
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Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: It lacks new insight, but by focusing on the stories of survivors Filthy Rich sheds light on the lasting impact of Epstein's crimes.
Starring:

Devs: Season 1 (2020)
82%

#96
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A hauntingly beautiful meditation on humanity, Devs' slow unfurling may test some viewers patience, but fans of Alex Garland's singular talents will find much to chew on.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: His Dark Materials' chilly emotional core and imposing complexity is unlikely to win over the unconverted, but its sophomore season rewards the faithful with impeccable production values and cerebral thrills.

Fargo: Season 4 (2020)
84%

#94
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Fargo's ambitious fourth season struggles to maintain momentum, fine performances and a change of scenery make for an engaging -- if uneven -- departure from the series' norm.

Baptiste: Season 1 (2019)
83%

#93
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Baptiste does little to distinguish itself from The Missing, jolting twists and a deliciously jittery performance by Tom Hollander provide ample enough enticement for mystery fans.

#92
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If not quite as addicting as its source material, The Stranger has a strong cast and enough tension to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Breeders: Season 1 (2020)
83%

#91
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A provocative addition to the growing slate of shows about parents behaving badly, Breeders' take on the realities of child-rearing are as hilarious as they are cringe-inducing.

#90
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While not quite there yet, a clearer sense of purpose and more defined characters push Altered Carbon's sophomore season one step closer to the brilliance of its source material.

#89
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though at times more style than substance, World on Fire's layered storytelling never steps on itself, leaving room for its excellent ensemble and gorgeous set-pieces to fill in any narrative gaps.
Starring: Jonah Hauer-King

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though the show around them burns a bit too slowly, Tales from the Loop beautifully transposes Simon Stålenhag's paintings into moving art and provides a welcome dose of warmth and humanity with its sci-fi.
Directed By: Matt Reeves

Dare Me: Season 1 (2019)
85%

#87
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Visceral, if at times vapid, Dare Me's slow-burning thriller pairs nicely with its moody atmospherics to create a deft exploration of the interiority of teen life.
Directed By: Gina Fattore, Peter Berg

Homeland: Season 8 (2020)
85%

#86
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Homeland returns to form with a tautly thrilling final season that fittingly finishes the job Carrie Mathison started all those years ago.

#85
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Alex Rider's first season takes a minute to find it's footing, but once it does it proves a solid entry into the espionage game that the whole family can enjoy.
Directed By: Guy Burt

Outlander: Season 5 (2020)
86%

#84
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Outlander's romantic ardor doesn't burn as bright in this fifth season, but the Frasers remain an enthralling pair as they try to forge a home together.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A weird and whimsical journey into the unknown, Dispatches from Elsewhere's experimental approach doesn't always coalesce, but committed performances and a genuine sense of wonder make it a trip worth taking.

#82
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it skips the occasional beat, High Fidelity's fresh take on a familiar track is as witty as it is emotionally charged, giving a curmudgeonly charming Zoë Kravitz plenty of room to shine.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A cautionary tale that hits close to home, The Plot Against America's handsomely realized revisionist history is disturbingly relevant, making it difficult, but essential viewing.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A bizarre true crime story you have to see to believe, Tiger King is a messy and captivating portrait of obsession gone terribly wrong.

Upload: Season 1 (2020)
88%

#79
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Upload at times suffers from tonal overload, witty writing and a winsome cast make it an afterlife worth living.
Directed By: Greg Daniels

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: As awkward and charming as adolescence, but with twice the supernatural twists, I Am Not Okay With This' first season at times veers into shallow territory, but Sophia Lillis' strong performance keeps it afloat.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the incomparable Patrick Stewart, Picard departs from standard Starfleet protocol with a slower, serialized story, but like all great Star Trek it tackles timely themes with grace and makes for an exciting push further into the final frontier.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: It may not be as scary as its predecessor, but with plenty of spooky tricks inside its haunted halls and a strong sense of heart, The Haunting of Bly Manor is another solid entry into Mike Flanagan's growing horrorography.

#75
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A disturbing new mystery reminiscent of Broadchurch, Deadwater Fell is gripping, even if the plot doesn't always hold water.
Directed By: David Tennant

#74
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A modern crime family masterpiece, Gangs of London builds its own empire atop tried and true mafia turf -- complete with engaging drama, exhilarating action, and fine performances all around
Directed By: Corin Hardy

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A vibrantly goofy return to form, Looney Tunes Cartoons is perfectly calibrated cartoon comedy.

Emmys: 72nd Emmys (2020)
88%

#72
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: What could go right? Apparently just enough to make the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards - the first and hopefully last PandEmmys - an entertaining, unusually comforting night of mostly pleasant surprises.
Starring: Jimmy Kimmel

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#71

The Great: Season 1 (2020)
88%

#70
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Great can't quite live up to its namesake, but delicious performances from Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult and a wicked sense of humor make it a pretty good watch.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors' heroic performances, Misha Green's Lovecraft Country is a thrilling take on Lovecraftian lore that proves the Elder Gods aren't the only thing that goes bump in the cosmos.

#68
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Like something out of a movie, McMillions effectively -- if not always artfully -- captures the chaos of this once-in-a-lifetime, very real con and the colorful cast of characters at its center.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While it relies too heavily on the workplace comedy formula, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet is nonetheless hilarious and stands out for exploring the gaming industry with intelligence, thoughtfulness, and sincerity.

#66
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A stellar series perfect for anyone looking for a little hope, Stargirl is delightful fun the whole family can enjoy.

#65
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Flesh and Blood's non-linear storytelling doesn't always play, but there's no denying the engrossing glory of its colorful mystery.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Although Betty Broderick's sensational Story is at times scattershot, Amanda Peet's incredible embodiment of a woman scorned is a sight to behold.

Legendary: Season 1 (2020)
91%

#63
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With host Dashaun Wesley's charms, talented houses, and seemingly endless joy, Legendary is a ballroom extravaganza for die-hards and newcomers alike.

#62
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An epic portrait of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a diverse and divided community, City So Real's even handed, empathetic storytelling exposes the complex structural issues facing the people of Chicago today without ever feeling like work.
Starring:

#61
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Michael Cimino charms in Love, Victor, a sincere and sweet - if safe - spin-off with a lot of heart.

#60
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though its predecessor's shadow looms large, devout fans will still find much to like in The New Pope's exploration of power dynamics and sumptuous strangeness.

Ted Lasso: Season 1 (2020)
92%

#59
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Warm and winsome, if not particularly hilarious, Ted Lasso fleshes out its promo premise with unrelenting optimism and a charming turn from Jason Sudeikis.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Proof that time can heal almost all wounds, The Umbrella Academy's exhilarating second season lightens its tonal load without losing its emotional core, giving the super siblings room to grow while doubling down on the time traveling fun.

#57
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal's vulnerable performances, Normal People is at once intimate and illuminating, beautifully translating the nuances of its source material.

Gentefied: Season 1 (2020)
92%

#56
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If at times a bit blunt, Gentefied's gente-centric approach to the realities of gentrification is as strikingly personal as it is hilariously relatable.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Midnight Gospel's strange brew won't be for all tastes, but those willing to drink deep will find a wealth of vibrant visuals and illuminating insights.


The Wilds: Season 1 (2020)
92%

#53
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An addictive thriller that also captures the complex lives of teenage girls, The Wilds is worth getting lost in.

#52
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Explosive, but never exploitive, Love Fraud tells a thrilling tale of online dating gone terribly wrong with expert precision and a welcome dose of empathy.
Starring:

#51
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Search Party's third season changes the satirical scenery without losing any of its bite, while giving its capable cast plenty of moments to shine.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Still ticked off, but with more timely themes, Curb Your Enthusiasm's tenth season feels fresher than ever.

#49
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Charming, hilarious, and surprisingly sincere, Solar Opposites revels in the ridiculousness of life while finding a few fresh things to say about humanity along the way.
Directed By: Josh Bycel

#48
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Gripping to the very end, The Capture's well-built tension culminates in a riveting revitalization of a tired genre.
Directed By: Ben Chanan

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With catchy tunes and just the right amount of ghost jokes, Julie and the Phantoms is a fun, feel-good show that proves a perfect showcase for newcomer Madison Reyes.
Directed By: Kenny Ortega

#46
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sumptuous design, soapy drama, and a sterling cast make Bridgerton a delightful treat.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Teenage Bounty Hunters has snappy one-liners and style to spare, and though its peculiar premise at times fizzles, it's held together by Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini's killer chemistry.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With less canonical baggage and a welcome dose of character development, Discovery continues to forge its own path and is narratively all the better for it.

#43
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dead to Me doubles down on the twists and turns out an exciting second season that makes excellent use of its well-matched leads.

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#42

#41
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Rick and Morty's fourth season is both an exciting progression and a delightful return to form that proves more than worth the two-year wait.

#40
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Gazing into the eye of the celebrity storm with frenzied style, I Hate Suzie is a ruthless satire on stardom that is effortlessly carried by Billie Piper's manic performance.

#39
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With warmth, wit, and a pitch perfect ensemble, Central Park is a joyously hilarious musical love letter to the Big Apple.

#38
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With fan favorites and fresh faces galore both in front of and behind the camera,The Mandalorian's sophomore season solidifies its place as one of Star Wars's most engaging and exciting sagas.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sweetly poignant and warmly witty, Everything's Gonna Be Okay is as big-hearted and nuanced as the well-written characters at its center.
Starring:

Insecure: Season 4 (2020)
95%

#36
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Insecure continues to be one of the funniest, warmest, and most beautifully-shot comedies that takes full advantage of its sunny L.A. setting.

#35
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Joyous, heartfelt, and very human, Little America's thoughtful collection of immigrant tales is as inspirational as it is relatable.
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#34

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Euphoria slows down the tempo without losing the beat in a special episode that pairs a raw Zendaya with a steady Colman Domingo to create small screen magic.
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#32
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With a strong cast and empathetic storytelling, Party of Five's timely reinvention adds a new layer of urgency while still honoring the original series.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Director Liz Garbus smartly centers I'll Be Gone in the Dark around the late Michelle McNamara's passionate efforts, weaving together a heavy, but important tapestry of trauma, obsession, and survival.
Starring:
Directed By: Liz Garbus

#30
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Unorthodox adapts its source material with extreme care, crafting a series that is at once intimate and urgent, all centered around Shira Haas' captivating performance.
Directed By: Maria Schrader

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Never Have I Ever's fresh take on the coming-of-age comedy is hilariously honest, sweetly smart, and likely to have viewers falling head over heels for charming newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Directed By: Lang Fisher, Mindy Kaling

#28
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Mrs. America captures the complicated life and times of Phyllis Schlafly with poise and style to spare, brought to vivid life by a superb ensemble led by another masterful performance from Cate Blanchett.

Betty: Season 1 (2020)
97%

#27
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Earnest, audacious, and effortlessly cool, Betty captures the spirit of skating and friendship with style.

Cheer: Season 1 (2020)
97%

#26
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With an inspirational troupe of teens and willingness to engage in the tougher trials facing the sport today, Cheer perfectly captures the highs and lows of what it takes to be a cheerleader.
Starring: Monica Aldama

Dark: Season 3 (2020)
97%

#25
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dark's final chapter is as thrilling as it is bewildering, bringing viewers full circle without sacrificing any of the show's narrative complexities.
Directed By: Baran bo Odar

Ramy: Season 2 (2020)
95%

#24
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Ramy's layered approach yields rich rewards in a poignant second season that digs deeper without losing faith in the power of levity.

#23
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A compelling and comprehensive portrait of one of basketball's great teams, The Last Dance's blend of archival footage and candid interviews confirms there's nobody quite like Mike or the team he led to victory.
Starring: Jerry Reinsdorf
Directed By: Jason Hehir

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Its moves aren't always perfect, but between Anya Taylor-Joy's magnetic performance, incredibly realized period details, and emotionally intelligent writing, The Queen's Gambit is an absolute win.
Directed By: Bill Horberg

The Boys: Season 2 (2020)
97%

#21
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Boys comes out swinging in a superb second season that digs deeper into its complicated characters and ups the action ante without pulling any punches.

The Crown: Season 4 (2020)
95%

#20
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Whatever historical liberties The Crown takes in its fourth season are easily forgiven thanks to the sheer power of its performances - particularly Gillian Anderson's imposing take on The Iron Lady and newcomer Emma Corrin's embodiment of a young Princess Diana.

Ozark: Season 3 (2020)
98%

#19
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Ozark finally finds its footing in a third season that ramps up the tension and shines a brighter spotlight on Laura Linney's exceptional performance.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Ethan Hawke dazzles in The Good Lord Bird, an epically irreverent adaptation that does right by its source material's good word.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:
Directed By: Jamie Campbell

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: I May Destroy You is at once brave and delicate, untangling the trauma of sexual assault with dark humor and moments of deep discomfort all held together on the strength of Michaela Coel's undeniable talent.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Kaley Cuoco shines as a hot mess in The Flight Attendant, an addictively intriguing slice of stylish pulp that will bring mystery aficionados to Cloud Nine.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.

#13
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: As layered, loving, and laugh-out-loud funny as ever, One Day at a Time successfully does the network shuffle without missing a beat.

#12
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Harley Quinn maintains its frenetic energy and humor while doubling down on the shenanigans and giving its titular anti-heroine even more room to play.

#11
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sharp and singular, Better Things just keeps getting better.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A rare and expansive look into the consequences of unfettered power, Immigration Nation is a powerful, harrowing indictment of the current state of American immigration.
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Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Against all odds the delightful cast and crew of Parks and Recreation pull off a socially distant reunion that's warm, funny, and very, very special.
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P-Valley: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A stunning, lyrical piece of neon noir, P-Valley explores the unseen lives of strippers in Mississippi through Katori Hall's singular gaze, celebrating the beauty of the craft without sugarcoating the challenges.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

Dash & Lily: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the charming Midori Francis and Austin Abrams, Dash & Lily is a delightful rom-com adventure with plenty of holiday cheer.

#5
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Witty, warm, and with just the right blend of wisdom and wisecracks, Schitt's Creek's final season is the perfect farewell to the Roses and the town that changed their lives.

Feel Good: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An intimate portrait of addiction and love, Feel Good is at once sweetly charming, uncomfortably complicated, and completely worth falling for.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bat! What We Do In the Shadows loses no steam in a smashing second season that savvily expands its supernatural horizons while doubling down on the fast flying fun.

PEN15: Season 2 (2020)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An excellent showcase for Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and their well-cast classmates, PEN15's sophomore season goes deeper into the nuances of middle school life without losing any of its cringey charm.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, sincere, and full of hope, The Baby-Sitters Club's grounded approach honors its source material while updating the story for a new generation.

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